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Woman gets 3 years after guilty plea in videotaped beating

WOMAN GETS 3 YEARS AFTER GUILTY PLEA IN VIDEOTAPED BEATING. CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman involved in a beating of a mentally disabled teen that was shown on Facebook Live has been sentenced to three years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Tanishia Covington learned her sentence Friday after pleading guilty to a hate crime, intimidation and aggravated battery. Covington apologized in court while the victim looked on. She's the second of four ... Full story

Missouri governor charged with felony computer data tampering

(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, already facing an invasion-of-privacy trial next month in connection with an extramarital affair, was charged separately on Friday with felony computer tampering tied to his political fund-raising. FILE PHOTO: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens appears in a police booking photo in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., February 22, 2018. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept./Handout via REUTERS. The new case was ... Full story

Central Park’s Scenic Drives Will Soon Be Car-Free

Groups such as the Central Park Conservancy and the New York Road Runners celebrated the decision for the benefit it will have for runners and bicyclists in the park as well as for the environment. Last year, 42 million people visited Central Park. Photo. Mayor Bill de Blasio in the park on Friday. “This park was not built for automobiles,” he said, “It was built for people.”. “What we are saying is that the street doesn’t belong only to ... Full story

Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in a random attack on a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail. It's unclear if he has an attorney to speak on his behalf. Mele and his ... Full story

Former Lawyer for Stormy Daniels Is Drawn Into Federal Investigation

Keith M. Davidson has represented women who were paid to remain silent about affairs they said they had with Donald J. Trump. The Beverly Hills lawyer who represented two women who were paid in 2016 to keep quiet about their alleged affairs with Donald J. Trump has been drawn into the federal investigation focused on Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer. That lawyer, Keith M. Davidson — who finalized another legal agreement ... Full story

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

(Reuters) - Apple Inc ( AAPL.O ) on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. store is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo. Apple said the flaw, reported in some 13-inch Macbook Pros without touch bars, is not a safety issue. The ... Full story

Illegal immigrant who's been deported previously accused of nail gun rampage

Jesus Ascencio Molina, 24, an immigrant from Mexico was arrested last week after he allegedly attempted to kill a co-worker with a nail gun. (iStock/Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office). An illegal immigrant who was previously deported was arrested in Oregon on Saturday after he went on a rampage and almost killed his co-worker with a nail gun, officials said. Jesus Ascencio-Molina, 24, a native of Mexico, was arrested on Saturday, April 14, ... Full story

'Exorcist' director Friedkin films the real thing in documentary

ROME (Reuters) - William Friedkin, director of the 1973 classic film “The Exorcist”, is dealing with the devil again but don’t expect more twisting heads, levitating beds or spurts of green vomit. That was fiction. This time, it’s the real thing with no special effects but it is nonetheless harrowing. Friedkin has made an hour-long documentary called “The Devil and Father Amorth” about perhaps the world’s most famous exorcist, Gabriele Amorth, ... Full story

North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, scrap test site

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests and scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, the North’s state media said on Saturday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country no longer needed to conduct nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests because it had completed its goal of developing ... Full story

A Playful Headline. Confusion Ensues. An Editor Explains.

Scores of readers contacted our editors over a headline with an article about Wells Fargo. This time, we were right. The Reader Center is one way we in the newsroom are trying to connect with you, by highlighting your perspectives and experiences and offering insight into how we work. A headline about Wells Fargo on our home page on Thursday, and in the print paper Friday, got an unusual amount of attention from readers — and not just because ... Full story